NEW YORK, NY (09/18/2017) (readMedia)-- On Sunday the Manhattan Democratic Committee held a vote to nominate a candidate for the 26th Senate District which includes Brooklyn. However, the Brooklyn Democratic County Commitee Chairman, Frank Seddio, declined to hold a vote.
In response, Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause/NY issued the following statement:
"Frank Seddio had a choice: he could've called a vote and nominated a candidate for the 26th Senate District through a democratic process, but he chose to undermine democracy through a high-handed power play. It's clear why increasingly New Yorkers, milennials in particular, decline to register with a party. A political party whose role is to foster democracy should be democratic itself. Frank Seddio failed."